One of the things that I have been thinking a lot about since I started on Open CuRate It is the increasing migration of media from the television and PC, via smart phones, iPads, urban video screens, RFID tags, QR codes and the like, into into all aspects of our daily lives. This means that our spatial, visual and narrative experiences of the world around us are increasingly curated, or framed, by media. The next Open CuRate It seminar, The Stuff of Experience, is going to start looking in more detail at this mediation, or mediatisation, of experience and hopefully open up the discussion about how arts practitioners and organisations can creatively intervene.
Adrian McEwen of DoES Liverpool will be talking about his forthcoming book The Internet of Things which looks at the diversity of devices and 'real world' interfaces that are increasingly connected to the internet. How will this network of connection to the material world work impact on our lives in years to come?
Greg Povey of Mudlark will be talking about a number of Mudlark projects involving data, games and locational storytelling and Jon Moorhouse of LJMU and Constructive Thinking Studio will be talking about several participatory design projects and a collaborative 3D iPad application that he has been developing.
For any of you who came to FACT Connects and missed out on trying DoES Liverpool's 3D printer it will be making another appearance on Tuesday night, so come along and get thinking, talking and printing the future of media.
The Stuff of Experience will take place from 6pm - 8.30pm in The Box. Tickets are free and can be booked online, in person at the Box Office, or by calling 0871 902 5737.